Champion Swimmer Takes On Dolphins And Loses

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Italian swimmer Filippo Magnini — a two-time world champion — took on 19-year-old King and nine-year-old Leah. King and Leah are dolphins. They edged out Magnini in the final strokes. The human swimmer was even given a handicap — the dolphins had to swim twice as many lengths.

DAVID GREENE, host:

Good morning. I'm David Greene.

Say you're a champion athlete and you're doing a promotion to show off your talents. You probably want to avoid those slippery opponents who can make you look bad. Well, Italian swimmer Filippo Magnini, a two-time world champ, took on 19-year-old King and nine-year-old Leah. King and Leah happen to be dolphins. They edged out Magnini in the final strokes. The human swimmer was even given a handicap - the dolphins had to swim twice as many lengths.

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